Northern Ancient Eurasians Are the Third Source of European DNA

September 18, 2014 5:22 AM

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Northern Ancient Eurasians Are the Third Source of European DNA

For a long time, scientists believed the Europeans have two groups of descendants. The first, a group of hunters and gatherers, settled in Europe more than 40.000 years ago. Around 7.000 years ago, people’s lives have been changed by the introduction of agriculture brought by Near East farmers. But now, researchers believe that a third group was involved in the European mix.

Ancient DNA research lead to the discovery of a third group, Northern Ancient Eurasians. The group’s DNA can be found both in Europe, as well as in America, as part of the group crossed the Bering Strait 15.000 years ago, explaining the recent genetic link between Europeans and Native Americans.

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